Installing a VMM management server
As discussed in Chapter 1, VMM 2012 Architecture, the VMM management server is the core of VMM. In this recipe, we will install the VMM management component. Again, it is important to look at your design first to find out where you are going to deploy this component. This should be the first component that you install.
Before you start with the installation of the VMM management server, ensure that your SQL server is up and running.
From the VMM server, run the following command at the command prompt:
Telnet SQL-Server 1433
If you get a black screen after typing the preceding command and pressing Enter, it means that communication has been established. If you receive the message, Could not open ...